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#1 kirst4588

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 06:40 AM

I took the kids to the pumpkin patch, where they were able to enjoy all the typical pumpkin patch type activities - as we were sitting on the hay ride, I noticed that a lot of people were taking a strand of hay (straw?) and putting it in their mouth - and so did my boys - then it dawns on me to wonder, "Is this gluten in its purest form, or what?!"

This may sound amusing, but I haven't been able to find any information to clarify this for me?

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#2 Ruth

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 04:47 PM

I was wondering the exact same thing!
Any answers would be much appreciated!!
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 08:42 PM

This is interesting! We are going on a field trip Thursday, and have a hay ride planned. Anyone who knows anything about this, please respond! Thanks for the thread starter!
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 10:13 PM

I would take a look at the type of hay that they will be riding on. It should not be a problem as long as it is not wheat that has been cut down and baled. This is the wrong time of the year to have wheat ready to bale unless is from last year. Hope the kids have fun.

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#5 Boojca

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 06:55 AM

Hay is not generally wheat/barley/rye or oat. There are many types of hay, alfalfa being one, but not a gluten source. Now, that said, I am in Vermont so maybe it's different where you are.

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#6 plantime

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 09:41 AM

The biggest problem I can see would be cross-contamination. Do you know a stalk of hay or straw from a stalk of wheat? If you do, then no problem, just watch your kids. If you don't, make sure the kids know not to put anything in their mouths. If they want something to chew like the other kids, try giving them a plastic straw and letting them be city-slicker dudes.
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 07:26 PM

I have found most the time they use straw rather than hay since it doesn't cause people to sneeze as much.
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Posted 13 October 2004 - 11:09 AM

I think straw is also cheaper, so the sponsor wouldn't have to pay as much.
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